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Jeff Peterson Brings Caring Transitions To Central Texas »

April 22, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Jeff Peterson is looking forward to bringing a new service to Central Texas with his new business, Caring Transitions of Austin. Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, junk removal and cleanout, and preparing homes for market.
Caring Transitions of Austin serves Austin, Westlake, Oak Hill, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Dripping Springs, and the rest of Travis, Williamson and Hayes counties.
"At Caring Transitions, we help members of our community through significant changes in their lives. We are specially trained to be sensitive to the challenges that seniors face when they must downsize due to a life changing event...

New Dickey's Barbecue Pit In Fayetteville Hosts 3-Day Opening Celebration »

April 22, 2014 at 11:52AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Roland Dickey Gives Away 100 Free Signed Cookbooks
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fayetteville is throwing a three-day celebration from Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26 with a special appearance on Friday by Roland Dickey, chairman of Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. Roland Dickey will be stopping by the new Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Fayetteville to give away copies of his book, "Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook."
"I've always felt that Fayetteville would be a great opportunity for growth due to the connection with the University of Arkansas and the large number of residents that are from Texas who were already familiar with Dickey's Barbecue Pit," said local franchise owner Jared Thompson...

Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies Partners With Teaching Strategies To Assess Student Success »

April 22, 2014 at 11:46AM PDT | Source: Kids 'R' Kids

International Child Care Franchise Teams up with Nationally Approved Early Education Resource Company to Measure its Students' Progress and Kindergarten-Readiness
April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Duluth, Ga. -  Ever since its launch nearly 30 years ago, Kids 'R' Kids® Learning Academies has been devoted to the success of its students – both inside the walls of its schools and beyond its doors. With the nationwide release of its ground-breaking Brain Waves™ curriculum in 2013, the international child care franchise tied an already solid First Class™ core curriculum and popular "Hug First, Then Teach" founding philosophy to the provision of an innovative educational program that promoted brain development in its students – the majority of whom are between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years of age...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results »

April 22, 2014 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center


Total Revenues Increased 1.8%
Revenue Increased 37% in Acceptance Now and Over 67% in Mexico
Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.54, Including a Financing Charge of Approximately $0.03 per Diluted Share Related to Unamortized Financing Costs from a Previous Credit Agreement

PLANO, Texas - April 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII), the nation's largest rent-to-own operator, today announced revenues and earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
First Quarter 2014 Results
Total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, were $833.7 million, an increase of $14.4 million from total revenues of $819.3 million for the same period in the prior year...

Entrepreneur Magazine Chooses Iceborn As A "Top New Franchise To Watch" For 2014 »

April 22, 2014 at 10:38AM PDT | Source: IceBorn
IceBorn Opportunities Available

April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, FL – Ice House America, the pioneer in automated ice and water vending technology, is proud to announce that its franchise brand, IceBorn, has been chosen as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2014 "Top New Franchise to Watch." Entrepreneur chose 57 new companies, which all started franchising within the last five years and managed to rank in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500® alongside companies that have been franchising for decades.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, this group of 57 companies together provide a clear picture of the types of businesses that are seeing success right now. They go on to say that "You'd be hard-pressed to think of a tougher time to start a business than the past five years...

How Huddle House Franchise Is Cashing In On Comfort Food »

April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT | Source: Huddle House

Huddle House CEO Michael Abt Tells Bloomberg TV That Franchise Owners Know Customer Cravings Drive Business
SANDY SPRINGS, GA - (Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Bloomberg TV's "Taking Stock" recently aired a segment featuring an interview with Huddle House CEO Michael Abt, who told interviewer Pimm Fox why the Huddle House franchise brand is on an upswing.
During the interview, Abt talked about the Huddle House "Any Meal. Any Time." motto of serving whatever customers want around the clock, because most Huddle House franchises are open 24 hours a day. He also talked about how Huddle House is attracting new franchise owners.
"Most of our franchise partners have business experience," Abt told Fox. "Not all of them have restaurant experience...

Woodcraft Now An Authorized Full-Line Shapton Dealer »

April 22, 2014 at 9:56AM PDT | Source: Woodcraft

Parkersburg, WV (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Woodcraft Supply recently became an authorized full-line dealer for Shapton sharpening products, which means customers now have access to quality sharpening solutions for pretty much all their shop and home needs.
"With the addition of the complete line of Shapton products, we now provide the sharpening medium for a much wider range of tools – kitchen, garden and woodworking," Woodcraft product development manager George Snyder said.
Customers may choose from two types of ceramic stones – the new Shapton Glass Stone® series and the Traditional/Professional Series that has been updated and sold for several years. "Shapton stones are the flattest and easiest to use sharping stones available," Snyder said...

Kinderdance® Keeps Growing In Texas »

April 22, 2014 at 9:50AM PDT | Source: Kinderdance
Kinderdance Opportunities Available

US Franchise Organization Brings Movement Education to Young Children Worldwide
April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Melbourne, FL - Kinderdance International Inc, a leader in developmental dance, gymnastics and fitness programs for young children, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with Melia Millanti. Melia successfully completed her training and is now certified to teach Kinderdance programs to young children in the Austin, Texas area.
"I was ready to make the move from corporate America to entrepreneurism and begin running my own business", said Melia Millanti. "After doing my research on different children’s franchises, my desire to be part of a strong organization led me to Kinderdance. The solid-on going corporate support, comprehensive training program, market demand and the high quality of Kinderdance programs really stood out for me...

Togo's Inks Deals In Idaho And Utah To Develop 13 New Restaurants »

April 22, 2014 at 9:45AM PDT | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

Restaurants to Debut in Boise, Salt Lake City and Colorado Springs This Year; "West Coast Original" Continues Accelerated Growth Throughout the West
SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, announced today it has signed franchise agreements to develop five restaurants in Eastern Idaho and eight locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, the brand will also mark its entry into Colorado, Idaho, and Utah with restaurant openings planned over the next few months.
"We have strategically been opening new western markets for expansion, and are excited to bring our much loved sandwiches to a growing fan base in Idaho, Utah and Colorado," said Tony Gioia, chairman and CEO of Togo's Holdings, LLC...

Hard Rock International Announces Marco Roca Executive Vice President/Chief Development Officer, Hotels »

April 22, 2014 at 9:13AM PDT | Source: Hard Rock

ORLANDO, Fla., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hard Rock – one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands – announces Marco Roca as EVP of Hotel Development for Hard Rock International worldwide. Roca's appointment is a strategic move designed to further fuel the brand's aggressive development activity and expansion prospects.
"Hard Rock International's expansion strategy is of utmost priority, the dividends of these efforts are on display today as we have hotels currently under construction in Ibiza, Abu Dhabi, Shenzhen and Haikou. Continuing this growth course demands a dynamic and knowledgeable individual who can help drive the momentum behind our hotel game-plan. Roca's diverse experience aligns with this strategy and will be instrumental in growing our hotel portfolio," says Hamish Dodds, chief executive officer, Hard Rock International...

Paul Davis National's J. Murphy Receives Top Award For $76 Million In Sales  »

April 22, 2014 at 9:04AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

April 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, Wis. - J. Murphy, L.H.D. and co-owner of Paul Davis National, large loss specialists and part of the Paul Davis Restoration franchise network, has received top honors in total sales at Paul Davis Restoration Inc.'s national convention recently held in the Washington DC area. Murphy was honored for more than $76 million in total sales volume attained in the franchise network. He received the recognition on April 12 during the company's annual awards banquet at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
Murphy and his team established the large loss, catastrophic restoration business in 2005. The company is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis. at 2000 South 4th Street. Murphy is based at the branch office location for Paul Davis National, 9540 Airport Hwy...

New Express Employment Owner Takes Control Of His Future Via Self-Employment »

April 22, 2014 at 8:51AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Former Marketing VP Looks Forward to Placing Talented Candidates in Ideal Jobs
Smithfield, R.I. (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Dave Kalberer was tired of seeing the hardship done to loyal, hard-working people as a result of large-scale corporate layoffs when he decided to make a change.
"I wanted to gain control of my future as well as those individuals I work with," said Kalberer. "I knew a franchise was an effective option for business ownership."
He decided on Express Employment, a franchise that works with small- to medium-sized companies to simplify the function of finding and hiring the most talented individuals to help them grow their business. Through Express, he found Guidant Financial, who helped with the funding.
"[Using retirement funds] Guidant made it very easy to set up my corporation by leading me through the [necessary] steps to completion]...

Primrose Schools® Opens First Location In Boston And Identifies 30 Area Markets For Further Expansion »

April 22, 2014 at 8:46AM PDT | Source: Primrose Schools

Construction begins on another Northeast location in Bedford, N.H.
BOSTON - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - In a city renowned for its commitment to quality education, Atlanta-based Primrose Schools, the Leader in Educational Child Care®, grows its Northeastern presence with the opening of its first Boston-area preschool in Burlington, Mass.
On the heels of Primrose Schools' entry into California in February 2014, Primrose School of Burlington marks the brand's 281st independently owned and operated school. With the addition of the Massachusetts school, Primrose Schools are now open in 20 states coast-to-coast. Beyond this newest location, Primrose has identified another 30 Massachusetts and New Hampshire-area locations for immediate expansion over the next several years...

U-Swirl, Inc. Announces Redemption Of Outstanding Warrants »

April 22, 2014 at 8:40AM PDT | Source: U-SWIRL

HENDERSON, NV - (Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - U-Swirl, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRL) ("the Company" or "U-Swirl"), the owner and franchisor of U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt® cafés, today announced its intention to redeem its outstanding Class C warrants, which were initially issued in its 2010 public offering. The warrant redemption will raise non-dilutive capital and enable U-Swirl to improve its balance sheet.
A Notice of Redemption was mailed to affected warrant holders on April 21, 2014. These warrant holders will have until 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 22, 2014 to exercise their outstanding warrants at $0.60 per share. Thereafter, any warrants that remain unexercised will automatically be redeemed by the Company at a redemption price of $0.05 per warrant...

Home Care Assistance Opens New Philadelphia Office »

April 22, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Pennsylvania, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, recently opened doors to serve the greater Philadelphia community with its newest office. Located at 4275 County Line Road in The New Britain Village Square Shopping Center, the location is the 91st Home Care Assistance office in North America.
"I am excited to share what makes Home Care Assistance unique in the home care industry and I am confident this new location will be a great resource for the residents of Philadelphia and surrounding areas," said Shital Rane, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Philadelphia. "Our mission is to change the way the world ages through innovative offerings such as our proprietary Balanced Care Method, which is based on the scientifically studied lifestyles of the longest living people on Earth, and our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to delay the onset of cognitive decline...

"My Anytime Story" - Win $10k, Give $10k »

April 22, 2014 at 8:32AM PDT | Source: Anytime Fitness Corporation

Anytime Fitness Campaign is Designed to "Pay Fitness Forward"
HASTINGS, Minn. - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - They say, "When you've got your health, you've got everything." If that's true, then wouldn't it be great to be able to give others the ultimate gift: The gift of health?
That's the thinking behind a new campaign launched by Anytime Fitness (www.anytimefitness.com), the world's fastest-growing fitness club. "My Anytime Story" asks participants to share personal stories about how they're achieving their fitness goals with help from Anytime Fitness – and how they would give away $10,000 to improve the lives of others if they win the grand prize.
Submissions will be accepted between April 22nd and June 17th, and eight weekly winners each will receive $1,000 prizes...

Worldwide Express Describes Five Mistakes College Graduates Should Avoid When Searching For A First Job »

April 22, 2014 at 8:12AM PDT | Source: Worldwide Express

Company's CEO Describes Ways Job Seekers Could Unintentionally Ruin their Job Search
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Worldwide Express, a Dallas-based global package and freight-shipping firm, outlined the top five ways new college graduates ruin their chances of becoming full-time employees. Although job seekers frequently receive advice from articles or career advisors on steps that can land them a job, many fail to consider the mistakes that could cost them the position – and how to avoid them.
"As a top workplace for new professionals, we've seen a wide array of job applicants here at Worldwide Express," said Tom Madine, president and chief executive officer of Worldwide Express. "It may seem pointless at the time, but understanding how your actions are perceived by potential employers can dramatically impact a never-ending job search...

Quaker Steak & Lube® To Give Away Free Award-Winning Wings In Advance Of Its Official Edison Grand Opening »

April 22, 2014 at 8:06AM PDT | Source: Quaker Steak & Lube

Award-Winning Casual-Dining Concept to Give Away FREE Wings on Wednesday, April 23
EDISON, N.J. - April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/  - Quaker Steak & Lube®,or The Lube® to loyalists, the award-winning casual-dining concept, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 sauce varieties, today announced that the official grand opening of its newest restaurant, located at 561 US Route 1 & Plainfield Ave. in Edison, will take place on Wednesday, April 30 at 3:00PM.
In advance of opening day, The Lube® will give local aficionados a sneak peak of its deep fried gold by giving away FREE wings to the general public on a first come, first served basis, on Wednesday, April 23, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM and 6:00PM – 8:00PM...

Sylvan Learning Announces Expansion Throughout Long Island »

April 22, 2014 at 8:01AM PDT | Source: Sylvan Learning Center
Sylvan Learning Center Opportunities Available

Top Education Franchise Brand Seeks Franchisees in Key Growth Market
BALTIMORE - April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sylvan Learning, the personal learning pioneer for more than three million students and counting, is expanding its New York footprint with education franchise opportunities for local entrepreneurs to own new centers throughout Long Island. The company has been serving families in this market for more than 30 years and seeks to expand to eight new locations over the next several years.
Sylvan is targeting expansion in undeveloped territories throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties that are ready for their first Sylvan Learning Center. Sylvan Learning currently operates eight locations in the Long Island area.
"Supplemental education services have never been more in demand and Sylvan's proven business model, breakthrough technology and reasonable investment cost have made us the country's top education franchise," said Scott Hurlock, Vice President of Franchise Development, Sylvan Learning...

PostNet Franchise Moves Into 3D Printing: Why It's A Big Deal »

April 22, 2014 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services
PostNet Postal & Business Services Opportunities Available

PostNet Franchise Rolls Out 3D Printing; Making the Technology Widely Accessible Empowers Inventors, Forges New Business Ties
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - When the newest PostNet franchise location opened this month in Minneapolis, it ushered in a new era. Dave Thorsen's Neighborhood Business Center is the first in the nation to offer 3D printing, which has been hailed as a revolutionary technology by The New York Times, "Wired" magazine, "The Economist," "Bloomberg Businessweek," "Popular Science" and many others. President Obama even mentioned 3D printing during his 2013 State of the Union address, citing the technology's potential to create manufacturing jobs in the United States.
Here's why PostNet's move is important:
PostNet is making the technology available to customers nationwide...



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